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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Map 1
Map 2




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Locating the Site

Map 3: Edison's Laboratory and Factory Complex, c. 1914.

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(Edison National Historic Site)

1. Using Map 2 as a guide, locate the 1887 buildings.

2. How do you think Edison brought in large quantities of supplies and shipped out his finished products?

3. What buildings suggest that Edison produced phonograph records (also known as discs) as well as the machines to play them?

4. What might have been the advantage of having the laboratory and factories so close together? (Additional information is provided in Reading 1.)

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